Heart care

Terre Haute Regional Hospital is committed to providing excellent cardiovascular care. We offer advice on preventing heart disease, diagnosis, treatment, aftercare, high-level expertise and patient-focused cardiovascular care, close to home.

Each patient will receive specialized attention and care from our experienced, board-certified physicians and friendly staff. Whether you experience an emergent heart condition like heart attack or chest pain, or are seeking diagnostic and preventive care for heart problems, our cardiologists are well-equipped to address a wide range of cardiac needs.

Services we offer

Accredited chest pain center

When you suffer chest pain, Regional Hospital’s heart experts are prepared to take control, from the ambulance to your hospital bedside, making swift and collaborative decisions about your care. As an accredited chest pain center, we address the following areas:

  • Assessing
  • Diagnosing
  • Treating patients quickly
  • Strong cooperation between medical staff, nursing, administration and EMS
  • Implementing community outreach and heart health education initiatives

Patients who utilize the chest pain center at Regional Hospital have access to a complete range of cardiac care including diagnostic and interventional procedures such as angioplasty, pacemaker implantation, electrophysiology studies and cardioablation. Terre Haute Regional Hospital is proud to be the first accredited chest pain center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers in the Wabash Valley.

Beating heart surgery

The beating heart surgical technique performed at Regional Hospital makes it possible for a cardiovascular surgeon to perform a bypass without stopping the heart or placing the patient on a heart-lung machine. Patients benefit from fewer blood transfusions, a decreased risk of stroke and a shorter hospital stay.

Angioplasty

When experiencing chest pain or heart attack it is paramount that the patient receives the right medical treatment, fast. Regional Hospital provides treatment for chest pain, or angina, or heart attack by offering angioplasty. Angioplasty is a non-surgical treatment designed to restore the flow of blood through coronary arteries that have been blocked or clogged by plaque or blood clot.

A balloon angioplasty is a procedure where the area of the vessel blockage widens with the use of a special balloon. A catheter with a tiny balloon is inserted into the femoral artery, usually through the groin area, and guided through the arterial system into the heart. The balloon gently inflates to open the blockage then a stent may then be inserted to keep the artery permanently open. Studies show heart attack survival greatly improves when treated with this kind of coronary angioplasty.

Cardiac catheterization

This is a procedure used to measure blood pressure within the heart, how much oxygen is in the blood and the pumping ability of the heart muscle. A thin plastic catheter is inserted into an artery or vein then advances into the chambers of the heart or coronary arteries. A flat panel catheterization lab provides high-resolution images.

Cardiac transmyocardial revascularization (TMR)

Transmyocardial revascularization offers new hope for those who suffer from chest pain, but have not been successfully treated through surgery or drug treatment. A cardiac surgeon uses this innovative procedure to treat the heart muscle and relieve chronic chest pain. If you think you or something you know may be a candidate for TMR, you can learn more about this procedure.